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Timeless Ancient Wisdom for the best way to live today!

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New discoveries in biology and the neurosciences are revealing how the structure of language-the words we think and speak-can actually change the way the neurons in our brains and hearts connect. But our ancestors understand this connection intuitively, thousand of years ago. They created specific words-patterns to provide, comfort, healing, strength, and inner power in difficult times and they encoded these powerful words in prayers, chants, mantras, hymns, and sacred writings to preserve them for future generations.

These powerful ancient words that cut to the core of life's greatest tests, most challenging demands, and hardest lessons.

1. True words are not fancy. Fancy words are not true. The good do not debate. Debates are not good. - Lao Tzu
2.  If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession. - Lao Tzu
3. Clay is fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that their use depends. - Lao Tzu
4. The difficult problems in life Always start off being simple. Great affairs always start off being small. - Lao Tzu
5. What is firmly rooted cannot be pulled out. - Lao Tzu
6. Take care with the end as you do with the beginig. - Lao Tzu
7. Respond to anger with virtue. Deal with difficulties while they are still easy. Handle the great while it is still smal. - Lao Tzu
8. Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny. - Lao Tzu 
9. If you show yourself, you will not be seen. If you affirm yourself, you will not shine. If you boast, you will have no merit. If you promote yourself, you will have no success. - Lao Tzu
10.If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. - Lao Tzu
11.He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mighter still. - Lao Tzu
12.Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here. - Lao Tzu
13.Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear. - Lao Tzu
14.What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly. ↣↣↣ - Lao Tzu
15.All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are, humility gives it its power. If you want to governs the people, you must place yourself below them. If you want to lead the people, you must learn how to follow them. - Lao Tzu
16.Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. - Lao Tzu
17.If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away: Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness. - Lao Tzu
18.The Wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know. - Lao Tzu
19.If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. - Lao Tzu
20.Respond intelligently even to unitelligently treatment. - Lao Tzu
21.Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisner. - Lao Tzu
22.Thos who know do not speak. Those who speaks do not know. - Lao Tzu
23.Lfe is a series of natural and sponteneous changes. Don't resist them, that only creats sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. - Lao Tzu
24.The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu
25.Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao Tzu
26.Expecting is the greatest impediment to living. In anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today. - Seneca
27.No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity. - Seneca
28.It is rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. - Seneca
29.Fire test goald, suffering tests brave man. - Seneca 
30.But life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past neglect the present, and fear the future. - Seneca 
31.It is difficult to bring people to goodness with lessons, but it is easy to do so by example. - Seneca
32.He who spaces the wicked injure the good. - Seneca
33.A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Seneca
34.Life is like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters. - Seneca
35.If you really want to escape the things that harass you what you're needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different people. ↣↣↣↣↣ - Seneca
36.If a man knows not to which port is he sails, no wind is favourable. ↣↣↣ - Seneca
37.We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. - Seneca
38.Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune, nor too sorrowful in misfortune. - Socrates
39.Mankind is made of two kinds of people: wise people who know they're fools, and fools who think they are wise. - Socrates
40.Intelligent individuals learn from every thing every one; average people, from their experiences. The stupid already have all the answer. - Socrates
41.He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. - Socrates
42.Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults. - Socrates
43.Those who are hardest to love need it the most. - Socrates
44.If you want to be a good saddler, saddle the worst horse; for if you can tame one, you can tame all. - Socrates
45.Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty. - Socrates
46.Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down. - Socrates
47.Be slow to fall into friendship, but when you are in, continue firm and constant. - Socrates
48.By all means marry if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. - Socrates
49.Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. - Socrates
50.Strong mind discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people. - Socrates
51.I cannot teach anybody anything. I can only make them think. - Socrates
52.The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
53.Just because you do not take an interest in politics does not mean politics won't an interest in you. - Pericles
54.What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. - Pericles 
55.The noble-minded are calm and staedy. Little people are foreverfursing and fretting. - Confucius
56.Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean. - Confucius
57.When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the actions steps. - Confucius
58.Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change. - Confucius
59.Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life. - Confucius
60.When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points. - Conficius
61.The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life. - Confucius
62.Respect yourself and others will respect you. - Conficius
63.To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remeber it. - Conficius
64.Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. - Conficius
65.The man who moves mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ↣↣ - Confucius
66.He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions. ↣↣ - Conficius
67.Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Conficius
68.Knowing yourself is the begining of all wisdom. - Conficius
69.Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. ↣↣↣↣↣ - Confucius
70.To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future. - Confucius
71.I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when  I nod; my shadows does that much better. - Confucius
72.The mind is not a vessel to be filled. but a fire to be kindled. - Plutarch
73.If you desires are not great a little will seem much to you; for small appetite makes proverty eqquivalent to wealth. - Democritus 
74.Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul. - Democritus
75.Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weakness. ↣↣↣↣↣↣ - Democritus
76.Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence. - Democritus
77.It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
78.Happiness depends upon ourselves. - Aristotle
79.Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many altenatives-choice, not chance, determines your destiny. - Aristotle
80.He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. - Aristotle
81.The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. - Aristotle
82.The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. - Aristotle 
83.The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people thinks. - Aristotle
84.Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something. - Aristotle
85.The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. - Aristotle
86.All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's  too much corruption in the world. - Aristotle
87.If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish, for them as they turn out. - Aristotle
88.Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle
89.Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love. - Aristotle
90.Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have build against it. - Aristotle
91.Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato
92.If women are expected to the same work as men, we must teach them the same things. - Plato 
93.The greatest wealth is to live content with little. - Plato
94.True friendship can exist only between equals. - Plato
95.Lack of activity destroys the good conditions of every human being. - Plato
96.If anyone tells you that a certain person person speaks ill of you, do not make execuse about what is said of you but answer' "He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would not have mentioned these alone. - Epictetus
97.The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. - Epictetus
98.Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself. ↣↣↣↣↣↣ - Epictetus
99.Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him. - Epictetus
100.First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. - Epictetus 
101.There is only one way to happiness and that to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power or our will. - Epictetus
102.To God all things are fair and good and right, but men hold some things wrong and some right. - Heraclitus
103.No man ever steps in the same river twice for it's not the same river, and it's not the same men. - Heraclitus
104.The waking have one world in common; sleepers have each a private world of his own. - Heraclitus
105.The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become. - Heraclitus 

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